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Anyone have any guesses on where the "stealth port" is located? Are they really going to be transported to another port? Seems a lot of good publicity could steer away any potential hijackers.
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What?
Groupama tops Camper by 1min 57sec? After Camper lead for so long. Aarrgh.
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sorry to break the thread but pinayreefer i got to ask about your handle?thanks
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Good video of the loading...



And a good quote from Kenny on the insanity of it all - but also they are saying that the boats are going all the way into AD on the ship for the in-port (nothing about the final sprint). I can understand not wanting to take more risk for a measly 20% gain by unloading all the boats again. But, I wonder what's up with that assumed final sprint?


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I just watched the video posted by Smackdaddy and the narrator does mention the restart and the "dash" into Abu Dhabi.

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I just watched the video posted by Smackdaddy and the narrator does mention the restart and the "dash" into Abu Dhabi.

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So maybe I need to pay closer attention? Thanks curt.


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Hmmm! very interesting indeed. Hmmm!
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And the French have their well deserved frst victory with a crack on the hull and all

"The sailors had to fix a crack in the hull themselves after it was spotted at the time of last week’s loading in the Safe Haven port in the Indian Ocean.

The crew went to work on fixing it after the arrival in Sharjah and while a more comprehensive repair will not be completed until after the fleet’s arrival in Abu Dhabi, Cammas is not too concerned.

“It’s a minor crack," the Frenchman told reporters on Tuesday. "It’s annoying but we will try not to think too much about it. It will be a minor brake on our performance.”"


These boats are really fragile

Great fight between Telefonica and Groupana. Great movie:


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Hey, I just finished Leg 2 in 48,362nd place!!! Actually, I started the game almost halfway through the leg...in 72,000th place. So, I made up some ground baby!

It was cool passing 5,000 boats or so in the last 50 miles.

See you on Leg 3!


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Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Is anyone else around here playing the VOR game? It's really a lot of fun - and I'm actually learning a lot.


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